Language Arts 7
Literature study in the seventh grade includes classical and contemporary works, sampling a variety of cultures. Students explore literary themes within all genres: poetry, autobiography, biography, fiction, non-fiction, drama, the short story and the novel. As often as possible, literature study explores and capitalizes on natural and thematic connections to other areas of study (such as Social Studies, Science, and Fine Arts). Students’ composition skills, vocabulary development, grammar usage and spelling proficiency are developed through both direct instruction and writing activities and responses to literature. By preparing and delivering class presentations, students develop oral-language skills.